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Firefighters On Scene Of Oil Pipeline Rupture In Ventura County

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Firefighters at scene of oil spill near City of Ventura.

Firefighters are on the scene of what they say is a ruptured crude oil pipeline on the South Coast.

Ventura County, and Ventura City firefighters were called to the Hall Canyon area, near Grove Lane and Grove Steets by reports of a spill at around 5:30 a.m. The area is in the hills just northeast of downtown Ventura.

The oil flow has been shut down, but there’s no word yet on how much oil spilled. The spill is in a barranca.

Early estimates put the amount of the spill as high as 200,000 gallons, but that has since been reduced to around 29,000 gallons.

There are reports that you can smell the oil around Seaward, and Highway 101 in Ventura. Both fire departments have hazmat teams on scene.

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